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Yummy | 好吃 | Bagus | Arputam What makes this tiny dot such a fine city is due to our food! We have been known for the simple hawker pleasures & this is my non-exhaustible list of what to eat when you're in Singapore.
Amanda Liu
Amanda Liu
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When it’s cold outside (it’s about 4deg now in Brighton), all I’m craving for is something warm & comforting & the first thing that comes to mind is this frog leg claypot porridge I had.

Choose how big a portion of the claypot frog legs you’d like to have, as well as the way it’s done! For 2 pax, we ordered the bundle that comes with 7 frogs (buy 4, get 3 free, together with a pot of porridge) at $30. We may have over done it a tad bit cause we were starving, but that portion is usually good for 3-4 pax.

Apart from the portion size, you can also choose how you’d like the frog to be done, either stir fried with dried chilli or with spring onions. For chilli lovers, I’d suggest the former as it gives you that extra oomph.

On top of the pot of porridge that you get, I’d also suggest getting fried mantou (buns) as well! Dip in those fried buns & allow them to soak up the sauce that the frogs come in for that added flavour, and I can assure you that there’d be no regrets.

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With the weather heating up everyday, a nice cool bowl of chendol is just the perfect thing to have.

Located on the left of the steps as you climb up Bukit Timah Hawker, Nonya Chendol serves up 4 variations of the classic dessert.

It comes as the Original Chendol ($1.50), Red Bean Chendol ($2), Corn Chendol ($2) and the XO Durian Chendol ($2.50).

We decided to go for the Red Bean Chendol and at $2, it’s definitely worth every penny! The pandan jelly made me feel like I was eating kaya out of a bottle, with the red bean was lightly sweetened without being too overbearing. The scoop of gula melaka that they drizzled was sufficient over the finely crushed ice and evaporated milk.

A simple yet satisfying dish, this would be the perfect dessert after a meal whenever you’re at BTFC!

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Spiciness: 🌶

Situated within Kovan Hawker Centre, located just next to Heartland Mall, 香天下 (Unit 01-23) is probably one of the most affordable mala I’ve had in awhile.

The variety of the ingredients are sufficient & more or less what you can find elsewhere, but at this price point, I’m not complaining!

I ordered for 中辣 (medium), but it came tasting more like 小辣 (less spicy), which made it easy for me to slurp everything without breaking a sweat. As for the 麻 (numbness) portion, it wasn’t that numbing either, so it was easy to finish everything up!

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Shifting out of Golden Mike Food Centre & into Ghim Moh Market, Prawn Village is garnering a steady flow of customers as they run their store from 6am till 1:30pm, catering to the breakfast & lunch crowds.

At $4, choose from a variety of noodles (that includes healthier options such as whole grain noodles), before diving into a prawn-sweetened soup broth, topped with fall-off-the-bone pork ribs, prawns, kangkong & their leek fish cake.

An extremely satisfying bowl of prawn noodles as the soup broth is thick, yet not overwhelming that you’d get a heart attack, it’s sad that I’m leaving this area once the year ends ):

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It’s not everyday that you see irregularly large chunks of carrot cake being stir fried together, and that’s one reason why I loved the ones from here (apart from the fact that it’s really cheap)!

Most stores would chop them up into tiny pieces to make it easy to pick up and chew on but I love how chunky these pieces are, giving you the luxury of having them whole or cut them up into smaller pieces.

Mixed with their sweet sauce concoction, chilli & a generous portion of caipoh (pickled radish) & eggs, you’re in for a simple yet satisfying dish to kick start your day, or munch on over lunch.

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Think juicy succulent meat which is coated with a perfectly fried batter, while having a go at their free flow batter crunch (Woo!) that goes so well with rice & sambal chilli.
Don’t belittle that sambal, it is packed with a whole lot of spicy punches that leaves you perspiring a couple of buckets. •

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Everyone probably has had their fair share of BCM, but the one from Tiong Bahru Bak Chor Mee is one that you should try too!

With just the right balance between vinegar & sauce, the springy noodles are gently tossed together before being topped up with minced pork, sliced liver, sliced lean pork and if you'd like, meatballs too.

The combination of everything together in a mouthful is flavourful & the meatballs come with a surprise center - a saltier but juicy mixture of meat, which as Emily would say, is her favourite type of balls.

#BurppleTiongBahruMarket

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A must order whenever you're at the Hawker Centre; albeit a long queue, it moves pretty quickly as the store helpers move & scoop out the kuehs in a swift & precise motion.
The cai po (preserved radish) comes dripping in oil, but that's the beauty of it - it helps to add flavour & keep the moisture of the kueh, allowing it to sit out for awhile without becoming tough.
Throw on some sweet sambal chilli & you've got yourself a good kick, without killing your taste buds. •

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If you ever do pop by Tiong Bahru Market, you'd realise that this particular store has an insanely long queue.

Why? Because they have insanely delicious & fatty char siew 叉烧 that comes with their noodles. The queue snakes up to about a 30 minutes wait, but to make it all well worth it, do ask for the armpit of the pig, known as the 不见天 Bu Jian Tian portion of the pig, this cut of meat has the perfect ratio of meat & fats, without being too much of an overkill.

Perhaps one of the best from #BurppleTiongBahruMarket.

Any gathering over Hawker food would definitely call for Sambal Stingray 🙌🏼

Charcoal grilled to a crisp perfection, the grilled stingray is slathered with truckloads of sambal (which I love) & served on top of a banana leaf.

Before you dig in, do yourself a favor & squeeze the limes that comes with it. The acidity of the lime helps to enhance the flavours of the grilled seafood & helps to kill the spiciness for abit.

Voted as one of my favorites to pair with 7Up, firstly, cause citrus works with seafood & also an ice cold version helps to kill the spice.

#Burpplex7Up #7UpBringOutTheFlavour

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Known for its long queue on weekend mornings, Ah Seng Braised Duck Rice (Unit 01-44) serves perhaps one of the juiciest yet softest braised duck I've had in awhile.

Whenever I have braised duck, I'm always afraid of how chewy it'll become, especially if you've left it out for quite some time. But even after our short photo taking spree, the meat was still succulent and juicy.

Apart from that, the taupok and tau gua soaked up the braised duck sauce so well, I could just have the plate of meat and tofu on its own without rice. They also drizzle a generous scoop of sauce over the rice, allowing you to indulge and slurp up the sauce altogether.

#BurppleBestofSerangoonGarden

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The store prides itself with their homemade carrot cake, as the first thing you see apart from its signboard, is a signage with homemade printed. You can tell that the carrot cake is homemade when they are chopped up in random bits & pieces of different shapes & sizes.

Served with generous portions of cai poh (pickled radish), large slabs of eggs & a whole load of wok hei flavours, this yummy yet not so sinful dish is something you can indulge in for breakfast!

Stir-fried using vegetable oil, you won't be afraid of sinning too much while enjoying your favorite hawker dish.

#BurppleMajulahMakan

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